What Causes Snoring?
Your mouth and throat tissues become relaxed when you fall asleep, causing them to fall back toward your throat. This creates crowding of the throat by the tongue and soft palate, resulting in a partially blocked airway. Air passing through this narrow airway causes your throat tissues to vibrate. This vibrating airflow as you breathe is what creates the snoring sound.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
For some people, when they fall asleep, the tongue and soft tissues obstruct air from entering their lungs. If the amount of oxygen in your blood drops too low because of this, your brain sends a message to your body to unblock the airway. Your body’s internal panic leads to an increase in your heart rate then a tightening of your throat muscles, resulting in a loud gasp or snort, which means you partially awaken. The airflow to the body begins again after this reaction occurs. Once the body is relaxed, the cycle starts all over again.
Sleep Apnea Solution in Lebanon
Research studies have shown that using an oral appliance that can assist in alleviating symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and snoring by holding your lower jaw forward during sleep. This gentle protruding of the lower jaw allows your airway to open more and assists you in breathing without throat or tongue interferences. The use of an oral appliance can enhance the quality of your sleep, as well as lessen daytime sleepiness, irritability, sluggish feelings, headaches, and other serious health problems that come from sleep-disordered breathing. In addition, your bed partner may experience and enjoy more quiet nights of sleep.
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